Destination guide

The riverside setting of Palatka is ready to explore

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Palatka. Renowned for its university setting, riverfront and gardens, this city welcomes all visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Palatka

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Palatka a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • World Golf Village (24.9 mi / 40 km)
  • Ravine Gardens State Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Palatka Municipal Golf Course (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Royal Manor Winery (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • St. Johns Golf Club (20.5 mi / 33.1 km)
  • Treaty Park (22.8 mi / 36.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Palatka

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Palatka is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ocala National Forest (29.9 mi / 48.2 km)
  • Ravine Gardens State Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Dunns Creek State Park (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Gold Head Branch State Park (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)
  • Treaty Park (22.8 mi / 36.7 km)
  • Lake George Conservation Area (24.6 mi / 39.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Palatka

Fly into St. Augustine, FL (UST-Northeast Florida Regional), the closest airport, located 28.2 mi (45.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional), which is 34.5 mi (55.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Palatka Station.

Where to stay around Palatka?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 92 vacation rentals near Palatka. From 50 Houses to 16 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Palatka for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Palatka?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Palatka:

  • Downtown Historic District: 187 vacation rentals
  • Lincolnville: 214 vacation rentals
  • Southside: 65 vacation rentals
  • Coquina Gables: 456 vacation rentals
  • Lighthouse Park: 41 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Palatka?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Palatka. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ravine Gardens State Park: 72 vacation rentals
  • Bronson-Mulholland House: 74 vacation rentals
  • Palatka Welcome Center: 73 vacation rentals
  • Palatka Municipal Golf Course: 76 vacation rentals
  • Rice Creek Conservation Area: 73 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Palatka listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Palatka?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 50 Houses in Palatka. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Palatka include:

  • Cottages: 16 rentals available
  • Cabins: 16 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 10 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Palatka?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation rentals with pool available in Palatka. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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